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#Same-Sex Marriage

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

'We've made history': First same-sex marriage takes place in Northern Ireland

“We didn’t set out to make history – we just fell in love,” Sharni Edwards said.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law

Amnesty International said: “If a church wishes to offer weddings to same-sex couples of faith, then the law should not get in the way.”

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 13 January, 2020

From today, same-sex marriage is now legally recognised in the North

The first marriage ceremonies should take place in February.

# same-sex-marriage - Sunday 15 December, 2019

US Hallmark TV channel pulls ads with brides kissing after conservative pressure

The controversy from the ads was a distraction, a spokeswoman for the channel said.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland

The British government has assumed responsibility for introducing regulations to provide access to abortion by next April.

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 21 October, 2019

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children

The protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health building in Dublin.

Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?

Other parties are calling the return to Stormont a ‘stunt’.

# same-sex-marriage - Thursday 11 July, 2019

'The DUP didn't want this, but some will be relieved': What happens now in Northern Ireland?

These votes have been a long-time coming – but make the return of power-sharing much less likely.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Same-sex marriage and abortion to be legalised in North if no power-sharing by 21 October

Amendments relating to same-sex marriage and abortion were passed in the House of Commons today.

# same-sex-marriage - Friday 17 May, 2019

Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to pass legislation for same-sex marriage

Debate is ongoing over what, if any, provisions will be made for same-sex couples to adopt.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says

The decision was made despite public support nationwide for the reform.

# same-sex-marriage - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries

A look at LGBT rights across the world.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Top EU court rules same-sex partners have residency rights in landmark case

The ruling means same-sex partners of EU citizens have the right to live in any member state, even in countries that do not recognise gay marriage.

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 14 May, 2018

From The Daily Edge Comedian John Bishop called for the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the North of Ireland John Bishop

Comedian John Bishop called for the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the North of Ireland

Bishop recently paid a visit to Northern Ireland and learned “a real lesson”.

# same-sex-marriage - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony

The average age of grooms in Ireland is 36, while the average age of brides is 34.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Taoiseach says it would be appropriate for Pope to visit survivors of Catholic Church abuse in Ireland

The government will tell the Vatican that families ‘of all shapes and forms’ should be celebrated during Pope’s Irish visit

Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords

Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned.

# same-sex-marriage - Friday 9 February, 2018

Bermuda becomes first in the world to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage

Theresa May has said she is “seriously disappointed” in the decision from the British overseas territory.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Gay couples marry in midnight ceremonies across Australia

Marriage equality became law on 9 December with overwhelming support in Parliament.

# same-sex-marriage - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'What a day for love, for equality': Australia passes same-sex marriage bill in landslide vote

Only a handful of politicians voted against the law change.

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 4 December, 2017

Australian MP proposes during same-sex marriage debate in House of Representatives

Tim Wilson has reportedly been engaged to Ryan Bolger for nine years.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'This means everything': Massive celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage

61% of Australians have voted in favour of same-sex marriage.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

An Irish woman in a same-sex marriage has two little girls - but only one can get an Irish passport

It’s down to what’s written on their birth certs.

# same-sex-marriage - Friday 22 September, 2017

Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail

Former prime minister Tony Abbott is a prominent opponent of the campaign for same-sex marriage in Australia.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Wallabies star Folau 'respects all people' but 'will not support' same-sex marriage

Australia star Israel Folau’s refusal to support gay marriage led to a mixed reaction from the public on social media.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum

There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.

# same-sex-marriage - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage does NOT breach human rights

A Belfast court made the ruling this afternoon.

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 14 August, 2017

From The Daily Edge An Australian MP caused major eye-rolls after suggesting that people in same-sex marriages are just 'mates' C'mon Now

An Australian MP caused major eye-rolls after suggesting that people in same-sex marriages are just 'mates'

It really raises the question of whether same-sex marriage referendums are ethical.

# same-sex-marriage - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Varadkar says it's 'only a matter of time' before North legalises same-sex marriage

The Taoiseach made the comments at a gay pride event in Belfast today.

# same-sex-marriage - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage

Malta, the EU’s smallest nation, becomes the bloc’s 15th member to legalise same-sex unions.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Arlene Foster's letter to Scottish government about same-sex marriage released

Last week Foster said she had no recollection of the letter.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin Christianity This post contains videos

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Australian opposition blocks marriage equality vote due to divisive debate it would cause

The Labor Party says the debate surrounding a referendum could be harmful to those in same-sex relationships and their families.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

The artist behind Dublin's marriage equality mural is back with a piece for Belfast Pride

Joe Caslin’s mural in Dublin was one of the iconic images of last year’s referendum.

# same-sex-marriage - Sunday 22 May, 2016

The day that Ireland changed forever

One year on from the historic same-sex marriage referendum, key figures from both sides share their memories.

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 25 April, 2016

Former US senator (90) set to marry his same-sex partner

Harris Wofford had previously been married to a woman for almost 50 years.

# same-sex-marriage - Friday 11 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge A groom reunited with his Venezuelan mammy on Don't Tell The Bride and everyone teared up Hey Mama

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge Don't Tell The Bride's first same-sex wedding has a 1916 theme Tank Limo

Don't Tell The Bride's first same-sex wedding has a 1916 theme

This is gonna be great.

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